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The Livestock Industry’s Beef is with Biden, Not Australia

Proposals to raise tariffs on Australian and New Zealander livestock will raise prices and damage a critical partnership.

”People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices,” wrote Adam Smith in 1776.

That’s why it’s unsurprising that the cattle industry association R-Calf USA has a petition calling for tariffs on Australian and New Zealand sheep products.

The proposed tariffs would violate the free-trade agreement (FTA) between the United States and Australia.

It has no chance of succeeding against Australia and…

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